Friday, September 12, 2008

Surviving...

Surviving... yes. My helper called last night updating on her daughter. Well, I guess that's a good sign. I doubt she would bother to call if she had no intention to return. Am I not right? Anyway, according to her the operation went well. Alhamdulillah... Didn't manage to ask for more. The girls fought over the phone. Balqis was upstairs with me helping with the laundry. Once she heard her sisters answered the phone & screamed "Makciiiiik...!", she rushed downstairs & grabbed the phone receiver! She is the closest to my helper. Heard her asking "Makcik sayang Balqis...?" & I'm very sure my helper broke down on the other line!

OK. Now me. I am indeed a supermom! HB had been away since Wednesday & will only be home tomorrow evening. I am so checking my weight after this! Hahaha! So far, so good. It is just Nadeen however. Whenever she is sleepy. nobody can tend to her. Never have I heard her screaming before but she picked that up a couple of days back! Poor girl...

Balqis is known for her mood swings. But surprisingly, have not cried out for my helper. I told her that Makcik will be home after raya. She didn't argue much but kept on telling me, "Esok hari raya kan..? Balqis suka raya." Hmmm... as if I don't understand why.

Yasmin & Wardah have been a good help. Babysitting & especially watering HB's plants & grass... I'm not very sincere with the plants. Bad, bad me!

Time management is very crucial to a mom handling four children alone. Ooops.. 5! Blanco is doing very well in potty train. None of my girls however was willing to get rid of his stools. Well, someone has to do it... sigh!

This morning, my first time handling all 4 single-handedly on a school day. Not bad really. Nadeen woke up first, followed by Balqis & the elder girls. Decided to get everyone ready & taxied them at one go. Yasmin off to school at 740am, Wardah was next at 745am (her mengaji
starts at 8am) & Balqis at 755am (kindi starts at 830am). By 8am, it was just Nadeen & I. After her breakfast & nap, I was done with the laundry & the kitchen was in order. Switched on the TV & managed to watch a Singaporean telemovie I had been wanting to watch, Cages. See.. who said a supermom can't have time to herself. Well, Nadeen was playing on her own most of the time ;-)

Tiring, yes. On top of that, it is Ramadhan. The weather is getting hotter nowadays, right? Am so looking forward for HB to come back.... Now, what shall I get Yasmin & Wardah for sahur...?

15 comments:

Waterlily said...

Tabik spring! Tabik spring! supermom..!

Wow..! You managed to find the 'rhythm' in such a short time! It took me 3 days to have a successful time management. Kalo tidak, nak buat tu tak sempat, buat ni tak sempat.

Kudos Ja!

Yasmin said...

Mummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!Why do you let me
water the plants??????????I got wet all over!

boo-hoo

jabishah said...

Hahaha! Waterlily tx.

The rhythm is very much like bersilatlah. Pagi after all sent off to school relax lah skt. But petang mulalah buka kuda2 nak bersilat. If Nadeen is asleep senang sikit kerja but with Balqis around it is rather impossible for her to nap.

But I geram ni... My weight tak turun pun!! Grrr...

HB said...

thank you for being 'me' while i'm gone....

leen said...

Fu-yoh! I really salute you Ja. (Mir, Ja's angpow raya has to be BIGGER this year...hahaha).

So my dear supermom, does this mean...errr, I can still order my fav. cookies...? (imagine me the Shrek's Puss in the Boot).

:-)

U.Lee said...

Hi Jabishah, I really admire you, bringing up 4 kids...a baby too.
Guess you are a 'home manager', ha ha.
Captain still away, huh?
Glad to read your maid's daughter is okay. Poor lady must be really worried.
You keep well, Jabishah, Lee.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Ja,
Wow! Impressive!! I sincerely can't imagine not having my maids around. Dengan different pe-el with different kids, I think I'll be a SuperMonster instead of a SuperMom like you!

Like Waterlily, I hereby tabik SPRRRINGGGG to Ja - the new SuperMom :)

MrsNordin said...

Didn't I tell you? You'll get the hang of it very soon. And you'll enjoy it eventually...

Well done!

Yatie_T said...

Jabishah,
it is a good sign that your helper called to let you know what's going on. I'm with Kak Ja (dalam dakapan ibu) if I have 4 kids with no helper I'll be a superMonster too. Another Tabik Spring for you. :)

jabishah said...

HB.. hahaha you're most welcome. But you know, being 'you' is not easy at all ;-)

Have a safe trip & cepatlah balikkk!

jabishah said...

Hi Leen,

Hahaha.. tq, tq. A mom has to do what she has to do...

Nak order cookies??? Order dah tutup lama dah. Didn't you get my sms? Anyway, after raya insyaAllah boleh. Provided my helper is back, of course! ;-)

jabishah said...

Hello uncle,

Home manager? Hahaha I'm more likely a sergeant major! My Yasmin has her own blog. Once she wrote abt her parents. Papa is funny but mama is a very angry one (sangat garang) Hahaha!

I've got the latest news of my helper's daughter. Apparently, the cancer has attacked her heart too. I pray that things will go well for her. So sad to find out the news. She is not yet 30 & has a 4-yr-old son.

HB is away again. Things are so easier whrn he's around to help...

Take care.

jabishah said...

Hahaha Kak Ja, tx.

Super mom, tak super mom kena jugalah handle sendiri. Ni pun dah nak jadi monster jgk ni.

You know, I tak sedar my hair is longer now. Apa tak nye, semua benda buat cepat2. Basuh muka, mandi... tak dan nak belai muka tu lama2... Hahaaha!

jabishah said...

Hi Mrs.N,

Am I enjoying it? Most of the time maybe but all the time.. I doubt it. Hahahaha.. OK lah I suppose but I still want my helper home ;-) Penat you!!

jabishah said...

Hello yatie,

Tx for the tabik spring. Hehehe... ni pun dah nak jadi monster jgk ni. Penat. Plus fasting month. But come to thing of it, klu bukan Ramadhan byk kali meal pulak have to prepare. Kan?

Take care.